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After a week of activities in Geneva, CIDSE reaffirms its commitment to strengthen international protection of communities from abuses of their human rights by corporations.
CIDSE gathered in Geneva voices from civil society on expectations from the second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG).
Oral statement By CIDSE (International family of Catholic social justice organisations), FIDH (International Federation for Human rights),FoEE (Friends of the Earth Europe), IBFAN-GIFA (International Baby-Food Action Network) SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations) at the Open-ended Inter-Governmental Working Group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights
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CIDSE will attend the second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG), taking place in Geneva from 24-28 October 2016.
On 14-16 October 2016 a unique historic event took place in The Hague, The Netherlands, and it did happen thanks to the people’s power and to their tireless struggle for justice. This was the International Monsanto Tribunal, a remarkable two days of symbolic trial where 30 victims of Monsanto's practices witnessed in front of renowned judges, who were asked to provide a legal opinion on the environmental and health damages caused by Monsanto.
We live in a world where corporations have unprecedented powers. Every day, transnational corporations impact ordinary people - from exploiting workers and destroying the environment, to avoiding taxes and devastating communities through extraction. They do this with almost complete impunity because they have seized unprecedented influence over governments and decision makers.
La mort de Berta Cáceres au Honduras, en mars dernier, est un rappel douloureux des abus d’un modèle économique qui place le profit au-dessus du bien être des peuples, des citoyens et de l’intérêt général. Sa vie et son héritage continueront à inspirer les résistances actuelles pour changer la donne.
NB : Cet article a été écrit initialement pour la Commission Justice & Paix Belgique francophone et publié le 30 juin 2016.
Representatives from two Filipino NGOs point out the main issues related to the current extractivist model in their country. Instead of the benefits promised by companies, they see that local populations suffer from environmental degradation and deteriorated living conditions. People are organizing to defend their rights and build alternatives to large-scale mining.
In May, CIDSE held a legal seminar on the Treaty in Brussels.